Yellow submarine revealed

Magical mystery tour of the QinetiQ freshwater tank for student racers

Author: Pat
22nd June 2012
 

Picture of the Bath University submarine

A team from Bath University has revealed its entry in the inaugural European International Submarine Races.

The event takes place in the UK at QinetiQ’s Haslar base at Gosport in Hampshire next week.

the pilot (wearing SCUBA gear) pedals fast and furiously

The UK will be represented by BURST, or Bath University Racing Submarine Team.

As per the rules, their yellow submarine is human powered. Vessels are flooded, submerged and the pilot (wearing SCUBA gear) pedals fast and furiously.

Bath’s students have designed and built every aspect of it. All teams will attempt to complete the course in the fastest time, whilst being judged by a prestigious panel.

The QinetiQ basin is Europe’s largest freshwater tank.

There are six teams competing (each is eight strong plus support folk), three teams are from American Universities, two are from Canadian Universities, plus the British team from Bath.

Heats begin on June 27th (along with master classes and a careers fair) ahead of the grand final day on June 29th. Good luck BURST…

 
 
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